Monk Thomas à Kempis on Not Being Aware of Your Own Faults

Monk Thomas à Kempis

Oftentimes we are quite unconscious how interiorly blind we are.

We often do amiss, and do worse in excusing ourselves.

Sometimes we are moved by passion, and think it zeal.

We blame little things in others, and overlook great things in ourselves.

We are quick enough in perceiving and weighing what we bear from others; but we think little of what others have to bear from us.

He that should well and justly weigh his own doings would find little cause to judge harshly of another.

* This excerpt is from “The Imitation of Christ” by Thomas à Kempis

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